| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:37 AM
HARTFORD — The registrars of voters' office needs "a major overhaul" and its Democratic registrar, Olga Vazquez, should resign after issues on Election Day delayed voting at several polling places, Mayor Pedro Segarra said.
In an interview that...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARTFORD — The city will launch an investigation into Election Day problems at Hartford polls and consider broad reform for the registrars of voters' office.
The council approved two measures on Wednesday aimed at finding out what caused delays of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:39 PM
This question demands an immediate answer: How effective is Hartford's aging flood control system?
It was raised in an Aug. 13 letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to city engineer Constantin Banciulescu in which the Corps rated the city's...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:51 PM
HARTFORD — The city council has joined the growing number of groups that plan to investigate how city registrars failed to get voters' lists to some polling places on time Tuesday.
Council President Shawn Wooden said Wednesday that he and others...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Ineptitude, thy name is Hartford.
On Monday, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra sent an electronic missive to residents: "I urge everyone to plan ahead for tomorrow to make sure your ballot is cast."
Unfortunately his advice fell on deaf ears in his own...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:06 PM
HARTFORD — Registrars' failure to deliver voting lists on time to several polling places Tuesday morning prompted confusion, anger and a lingering, urgent question: How could this happen?
"Do you have any comment?" Superior Court Judge Carl...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:50 AM
The state Democratic Party is seeking a court order to extend voting in Hartford by an hour after the city failed to have voter registration lists ready when the polls opened.
It is the second straight time an Election Day problem involving Connecticut'...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:12 PM
HARTFORD — Fire investigators worked Wednesday to determine what caused the fire Tuesday night at 598 Blue Hills Ave. and how firefighter Kevin Bell was killed and firefighter Jason Martinez badly burned.
Bell, 48, a six-year veteran, served with...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Hartford City Councilman Larry Deutsch, skeptical of the financing for the proposed Downtown North stadium, said he wants 100 percent assurances in the deal.
Nothing in finance is 100 percent, I told him during a break at a public hearing last week....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:50 AM
HARTFORD — The city council wrapped its hearings Monday on a controversial development project without a consensus from the public, but members said the hours spent listening to the residents was an accomplishment in itself.
"I feel like I've...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:14 PM
The seats are springier, the lobby is spiffier and the ambience is perfect for setting a scene — or a play.
That's the assessment of the theater execs, state and city politicians, funders and actors who checked out Hartford Stage at its renovation...